by Karl D. Forth
Communicating with customers and making sure they get the design they want have helped Cabinet Concepts by Design grow. The Springfield, Missouri, company makes cabinets and closets and has emphasized deliver- ing the design customers want, while expanding its own capabilities and use of technology. Matt and Shelley Wehner started the business in 2007. They bought an existing four-man cabinet
shop, and moved it to its current location north of
Springfield three years ago.
“My wife and I were both college athletes, so we
have a whole team mentality, that everyone has a
share in the success of the company,” Matt Wehner
said. “That’s how we built our company. No part is
more important than another part, everyone’s re-
placeable, even me.”
Matt said that
Shelley is not as
she’s the creative one.
However she has recently expanded her
design team. “We’re
building a team that acts as a family as well.
“Our design and ability to communicate with
the client what they’re going to get is a strength.
A lot of the cabinet shops use Cabinet Vision, but
many don’t use it in a manner to communicate
with the client what they’re going to get to the
level we do.”
Lodge living, farmhouse and traditional de-
LED lighting improves showroom appeal.
Design drives shop’s growth
The company’s design capability and ability to communicate with the client about what
finished product they will receive are strengths.
Who: Cabinet Concepts by
Where: Springfield, Missouri
Products: Cabinets, closets
Plant size: 30,000 square feet
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